Radiation epidemiology : the'past is prologue'to the twenty-first century.
BNES conference Health effects of low dose radiation. Stratford-upon-Avon, GBR, 1997/05/11.
Although the latter part of the twentieth century has seen major advances in the understanding of radiation effects, there are many questions which remain unanswered.
This paper notes the recent advances in radiation epidemiology and discusses the health effects of ionizing radiation from certain occupations, from nuclear exposures (the A-bomb and nuclear accidents), from medical procedures, from radon gas and from environmental radiation.
It concludes with a forward look at what the new millennium may bring in terms of improved understanding and clarification of radiation risks, particularly in key areas such as susceptibility and interaction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Irradiation ionisante, Tumeur maligne, Homme, Radiothérapie, Explosion nucléaire, Diagnostic, Radon, Environnement, Radiocontamination
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Ionizing irradiation, Malignant tumor, Human, Radiotherapy, Nuclear explosion, Diagnosis, Radon, Environment, Radioactive contamination
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